Laurie Volk is principal in charge of Zimmerman/Volk Associatesâ market studies and is the firmâs primary analyst of demographic, market and lifestyle trends. Volk has recently developed analytical tools to determine the market potential for mixed-income, mixed-tenure repopulation and stabilization of fragile inner-city neighborhoods, and new mixed-use pedestrian-oriented sustainable neighborhood developments. She is on the Board of Directors of the Seaside Institute and the National Charrette Institute, and was formerly co-chair of the Development and Implementation task force of the Congress for the New Urbanism. She was the recipient of a 2002-2003 Knight Fellowship in Community Building. Volk was a writer and researcher for The Times of London and a member of the prestigious Insight Team of The Sunday Times. She was chief of research for over a dozen Sunday Times books, covering topics ranging from finance to commercial aviation.